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5 Virtual Party Ideas to Have the Time of Your Life in Your Living Room

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You pick up the phone and FaceTime your mom, then hang up and do the same with your grandmother. You toast your former college roommates with your respective glasses of wine over Zoom. And in between the multiple group texts that vehemently picked up over the past few days, you send a free, online yoga video to your coworkers over Slack.

Social distancing may try to keep us apart, but the internet offers new ways to come together. Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, the emergence of the “virtual party” allows people the freedom to come together from the comfort of their own, respective living rooms. From online cocktail parties to cook-offs to “group” fitness classes, people’s Google calendars are filling up with virtual events.

And we are here for it.

As a 100% digital platform, we love using online technology to bringing people together. We wholeheartedly believe these virtual parties can keep us connected — even while keeping us (a safe distance) apart.
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Cancelling Events Because of Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

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From South by Southwest, to Coachella, to the Kentucky Derby, people around the world are cancelling events because of coronavirus. And while your personal guest list might not span hundreds of thousands of people, cancelling memorials, weddings, and college graduations can feel, well …

Honestly, we’re struggling to find the words to describe it. Shocking. Mournful. And maybe a little frustrating that this sudden outbreak cancelled one of your greatest life events.

With flights cancelled around the globe, college students told to pack up and leave campus, and the Governor of California telling all residents to stay home, many people are uncertain when, or even if, these major milestones will be rescheduled.

At Greenvelope, we empathize. We may have a 100% digital product, but at the end of the day we love bringing people together. With everyone currently staying home and focusing on health and safety — a move we support — you’ll need to modify or cancel your plans. We understand the disappointment you must be feeling, but we remain hopeful. We’ll get through this.

We don’t know how or when our “normal lives” will resume. In the meantime, this guide is meant to help you reschedule events you’ve had to cancel due to the coronavirus. In addition, we’re offering a few ideas to help you digitally gather with friends and loved ones — ensuring a safe, six-foot distance apart.
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10 Kid’s Birthday Invitations Even an Adult Would Envy

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We have zero shame in saying this: We’re a big group of kids who never grew up. And for that reason, designing (and sending) kid’s birthday invitations is sorta our jam.

Because while adult birthday parties are nice, we’d choose a bouncy house over a cocktail bar any day. And when you think of all the go-to kid’s party themes — pool parties, skating parties, bowling parties — you’re low-key humming the tune to Our Favorite Things.

So if you’re searching high and low for the best kid’s birthday invitations, just sit back and relax. We have a whole collection of designs that will make you want to party.
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7 of the Most Adorable Unicorn Invitations

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Is there anything more fun than a unicorn party? From tiny toddlers to unicorn-obsessed teens, these colorful mythical creatures are here to stay in a big way. We’re not surprised — there are so many creative ways to throw a unicorn- or rainbow-themed party.

Whether you’re hosting a laid-back get-together at home or an all-out themed celebration, there’s a party and invitation out there for every unicorn lover. Here are some of our top unicorn invitations to get your party started, along with our planning ideas to make your unicorn party stand out.
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10 Housewarming Party Invitations to Make a House Feel Like Home

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You’ve waited your whole life to decorate your home. You thought about painting the walls your favorite shade of gray, picking out a new backsplash for the kitchen, and decorating the new mantel. And now, it’s real — keys in your hand, lease or mortgage signed, name printed on the mailbox — you can’t wait to break in the place. The next step? Sending out those housewarming party invitations and getting your family, friends, and new neighbors over to scope out the new digs.

There are so many reasons to celebrate a new home. You can hang up photographs of your loved ones to turn that plain, white wall into a montage of all the things that make you happy. You can buy that gorgeous velvet ottoman you’ve been eyeing. And you can keep your favorite, fancy beer stocked in the fridge because you’re an adult like that — and have the freshly signed lease or mortgage to prove it.

To make your house (or apartment, condo, or townhouse — you get our drift) feel like home, fill it with the people you love most. Here are 10 fun housewarming party invitations to help you do just that.
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Baby Sprinkle Invitations to Celebrate Your Newest Arrival

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Who says the first baby has to get all the celebrations? Chances are for baby number one, you had a gender reveal, baby shower, and maybe even a sip-and-see. A sprinkle shower is a wonderful way to welcome your second (third, fourth, or fifth) baby and celebrate your growing family with your loved ones.

But unlike your first all-out shower, a baby sprinkle is a bit more laid back. You’ll want to communicate that through your baby sprinkle invitations so guests know they aren’t expected to spend big on a gift or show up dressed to the nines. We’ve outlined exactly how to do that and suggested some pretty dang cute invitations to celebrate your new baby.
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14 Christmas Party Invitations to Make the Season Bright

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The Christmas lights are sparkling, the cookies are baking, and your friends best not be flaking because you’re about to send out your annual Christmas party invitations.

Christmas is your absolute favorite time of year. It took everything in you not to put up your Christmas tree on November 1st, you’re the reigning champ for the office ugly sweater contest, and there’s already three poinsettias sitting on your mantel.

Not even Buddy the Elf himself could top your ability to turn the neighborhood Scrooge into the merriest caroler of all. It’s earned you — and your annual holiday soiree — quite the reputation, in fact. Come December, everyone’s Christmas countdown begins with your cookie-baking, eggnog-drinking, gift-giving holiday party.

It’s time to eat drink and be merry — and we’re going to show you 14 unique ways to do just that.
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Feliz Cumpleaños! 15 Quinceañera Invitations to Celebrate Her Birthday

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For a young woman, there are few days looked forward to as much as a quinceañera. This “fiesta de quince años” or “fiesta de quinceañera” — represents a young woman’s coming of age. And for most birthday girls, it also represents an opportunity to express their style and celebrate with their friends and family. There’s dancing. There’s cake. There’s luxury — topped off, quite literally, with a tiara. Gifts are often shared, photos taken, and food passed around.

To help her celebrate, you’ll need all your friends, family, and loved ones in attendance. So get ready to send out a lot of invites!

Below, you’ll find quince invitations to help celebrate an upcoming quinceañera. She’ll have so much fun she may want to do it again next year with a sweet sixteen.
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10 Housewarming Invitations to Show Off Your New Place

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Well now, welcome home.

You just did some serious adulting — you cleared everything with the lender, you got the go-ahead from the inspector, and ultimately signed your mortgage. You packed up everything you own in the world and blew a few goodbye kisses to your former home and the memories you made there.

And now you’re here. Your belongings might still be in boxes, but you’re already imagining where all your furniture is going to go. Your sofa will look perfect in that far corner, you’ll hang a large mirror above the mantel, and you just might treat yourself to a new rug.

You’re onboard with the neighborhood, and the shell of a condo, flat, house, fill-in-your-property-here is starting to feel like home. And while you haven’t knocked on any doors to say hello yet, you have a few friends you’ll most certainly invite over to scope out your new place. You’ll collectively toast to your new setup, but before you go popping bottles there’s just one thing you have to do: actually invite them over.

And since your new place is just as classy as you are, this calls for something a bit more official than a mass group text. Below, you’ll find ten housewarming invitation templates to bring over all your friends and family to break in the new place.
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8 Tea Party Invitations for Your Afternoon Tea

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Move over cocktails, because tea is the new party theme du jour. Maybe it’s our obsession with all things royal or just a desire to eat crumpets and be fancy, but tea parties are our new favorite way to celebrate all of life’s special moments. They’re a fun way to celebrate a whole number of events from baby showers and engagement parties to birthdays and Mother’s Day brunch.

You’ve probably heard “high tea” or “afternoon tea” in relation to tea parties, and we want to take a minute to explore the differences between the two. After all, if you’re going to throw a posh tea party à la The Queen, you want to do it right.

The mid-day affairs with lace tablecloths and dainty tea sandwiches that we typically associate with tea parties are what’s referred to as afternoon tea or low tea in the UK. High tea, on the other hand, is traditionally a larger meal eaten around 5 pm that more closely resembles dinner, so a high tea party wouldn’t be the same as an afternoon tea party. The more you know!

If all this talk of proper terminology has you stressed about throwing a tea party, don’t worry, because it’s actually easy to put together an elegant tea time soiree. A tea party is a wonderfully versatile way to celebrate everything from a rustic-chic wedding rehearsal dinner to a birthday princess tea party. Scroll through for eight tea party invitations to get you started and give you some inspiring tea party ideas.
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